TITLE

Emergent pulmonary thromboendarterectomy with percutaneous cardiopulmonary support system for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

AUTHOR(S)
Kitamura, Tadashi; Morota, Tetsuro; Takamoto, Shinichi
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Oct2003, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p656
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy offers a comparatively low surgical mortality rate with appropriate patient selection. However, the operative mortality in patients with high pulmonary vascular resistance or severe pulmonary hypertension and subsequent right ventricular failure is poor. We report an unusual case that survived an emergent pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension with right ventricular failure.
ACCESSION #
10807696

 

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